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Windows 7: Help with how i can choice which programs tht start up.

12 Mar 2012   #11

windows 7 64

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Click on the start button ... and in the search box below it type "msconfig" without the quote strings , and hit enter. it will open the system configuration window. In the window, the fourth tab is "startup" . Go there, and uncheck everything other than the antivirus. Then apply and OK.
why everything m8?
isnt some of the other things important? like the intel? or the bluetooth? dont i need tht for internet?
You can find one thing is important to start up with windows ... the antivirus . All the others are not. Even, the antivirus is also an optional thing. Not a must.
do they save battery-time? else i dont really need to deaktivate! :)

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12 Mar 2012   #12

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do they save battery-time? else i dont really need to deaktivate! :)
For a few fractions of a second, no doubt. But if those are of any real importance, you didn't have an option to deactivate those.

For somebody like me, rainmeter, objectdock etc are important, so I have those in startup, alongwith antivirus (and nothing else). Many a people dont use those programs ... it's not a very serious issue, other than a load on startup time.
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12 Mar 2012   #13

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit

Maybe I'm missing something here, but if I'm not mistaken (and it's possible that I could be), in order for the MSCONFIG command to work, on the General tab, you will have to put a check next to the box that says, "Selective startup". Then in the startup tab, simply uncheck whatever you don't want to start. It won't take effect until you restart your computer.
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12 Mar 2012   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit

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An alternative method would be to use CCleaner and click on the Startup Tab, Disable and Delete whatever or manually remove the Startup Entries from the Registry which I would not attempt.
Infinite neither of those are good choice's when you can check and uncheck in msconfig without the possibility of really deleteing something and then can't get it back. Just for what's it's worth.
Then you only select Disable, not Delete. The registry method is not though.
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12 Mar 2012   #15
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I uncheck everything except AV and gadgets: Startup Programs - Change. If you have a question about an item, just google it to read what it is.

After unchecking Startup tab, after reboots enter msconfig>Services, tick the box to Hide All MS Services, then do the same there as in Startup tab.

Check back periodically that nothing writes itself back in, if so change it's Program Preferences or Uninstall the freeloader. In Adobe Reader, for example, you need to uncheck Check for Updates in General>Preferences or Updates tab.
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12 Mar 2012   #16

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

hi if you want a more comprehensive look at what starts up please use autoruns by Microsoft sysinternals


WEBSITE >>>>>>> Autoruns for Windows


This utility, which has the most comprehensive knowledge of auto-starting locations of any startup monitor, shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. You can configure Autoruns to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services, and much more. Autoruns goes way beyond the MSConfig utility bundled with Windows Me and XP.

Autoruns' Hide Signed Microsoft Entries option helps you to zoom in on third-party auto-starting images that have been added to your system and it has support for looking at the auto-starting images configured for other accounts configured on a system. Also included in the download package is a command-line equivalent that can output in CSV format, Autorunsc.

You'll probably be surprised at how many executables are launched automatically!

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12 Mar 2012   #17

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Dear Majid2,
A warm welcome to SevenForums:)! Yes, you have a very valid point there! I will give you an example: i have an Bluetooth keyboard and Mouse and i want them in the Startup items. I have Zone Alarm Browser Security too, but as i run a Sandboxie browser and have WOT, i have un-ticked it in the stert up menu! I don't need Dolby system in startup, hence i have just"disabled" it. You actually just disable them, not "remove".

best wishes,
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13 Mar 2012   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

You can manage startup programs here:

Start > Type msconfig > Click on StartUp Tab
Deselect those programs that you don't want to load.
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